Careers & employability
Employability is about more than just getting a job – we believe in helping our students gain the necessary experience for a future career, along with the skills to identify opportunities and make the most of them.
At Southampton you will have the opportunity to broaden your options by meeting employers, getting involved in volunteering activities, work placements and much more.
The University’s Career Destinations service offers a wide range of services and support to students at all stages of their university life, and for up to three years after graduation, including:
- support in gaining work experience and exploring future career options
- an extensive vacancy database of part-time and temporary jobs as well as permanent posts for graduates
- opportunities to attend talks and workshops on a host of topics including interview techniques and CV writing, many led by leading employers
- access to five high-profile careers fairs which attract over 150 local, national and international graduate recruiters.
For more information visit the Career Destinations Service website.Other University of Southampton sites
Careers and population studies
Many of our graduates enter a profession directly related to the science of population. Commercial companies, local and national government all require employees with the skills and knowledge to understand and research the relationship between population, health, housing and policy. Local and overseas development and voluntary organisations are also increasingly employing people with expertise in population issues. Not all graduate careers are directly related to population studies, but the portfolio of transferable skills developed during your studies, including skills in computer proficiency, problem-solving, communication, numeracy, statistics and research methods, are all viewed extremely favourably by employers.
Careers and geography
With its emphasis on effective communication, numerical analysis and problem-solving, a geography degree provides a strong grounding for many different careers. Recent Southampton geographers have taken jobs in fields ranging from finance, market research, public policy and business through to research and education. The vocational elements of geography mean that your degree can also be a passport to discipline-related fields such as environmental consultancy, water management, nature conservation and town and regional planning.
“In the summer of my second year, I was offered an internship at the FT. This really opened my eyes to the massive range of careers open to graduates who are proactive and enthusiastic.”